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Digging in Wickes, MT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BITTERS!! PICTURED IS RAY THOMPSON WITH A J. D. EASTMAN BITTERS FROM DEER LODGE, MONTANA. EXCAVATED FROM THE " WICKES HOTEL" PRIVY IN THE OLD MINING TOWN OF WICKES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA........ THIS IS THE ONLY EMBOSSED MONTANA BITTERS. ONLY ABOUT 12 WERE KNOWN TILL THIS ONE SURFACED.

 

Photo showing where the town once stood. The land was reclaimed but with our electromagnetic imager we were able to find outhouses and cellars.

 

Even local kids came out to dig and see what the excitement was all about.

 

Old safe, which had been blown up and the door was completely gone. Fresno mining bucket both found deep underground.

 

Beers from the Wickes Hotel outhouse. Time to quit digging for the night

 

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Hard to believe a town with saloons, a barber shop, etc. stood here where we dig.

 

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The road into Wickes. Town was on both sides about 22 buildings.

 

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Wickes burned down a time or two- remains of a beam probably to a cellar. Bottles in this hole were broken many still having corks in the tops.

 

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Wickes Hotel 1880's to 90's Lots of bottles in this big double outhouse.